Louise Gillespie-Smith teaches Hatha Flow, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Post Traumatic Stress, Yoga 1-1s and is a Life Coach and Reiki Healer. Her yoga journey began over 12 years ago after starting her own business as a life coach, she discovered that yoga philosophy and practice fitted so perfectly with her interest in helping others with self enquiry, development, healing and so much more.
Louise fell in love with Yin Yoga after studying Vipassana, a mindful Buddhist meditation technique, and realised this very slow style of yoga blends the physical practice of yoga perfectly with meditation and self enquiry. Naturally a busy “yang like” person and up until then preferring the stronger practice of flow yoga she learnt that actually she needed the balance of the two. Time to slow down, stop occasionally and just be.
Louise’s Yin teacher is Norman Blair in London (by January 2018 she will have completed 13 days training with him) and takes workshops with Sarah Powers when she is in the UK. Through her teachings of Yin she shares not only yoga philosophy but also about the meridians, mindfulness, chakras and self enquiry. She is passionate about helping people just be themselves, to accept themselves as they are and through yoga experience a deep connection with their true state of being, that is of; peace, love, non duality, joy and inner wisdom. In training other teachers she feels it’s important for them to find their own voice and their own style of teaching so it flows and feels authentic for them
Louise is an Chartered Level 1 teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals (UK) which means she has taught over 2000 hours and is a continuing education provider.